The lawns of Wappingers Fall, NY, have attracted all kinds of attention for their great upkeep and lovely natural flora. However, they’ve also gotten a lot of attention from an unwelcome visitor: crabgrass. Crabgrass is a common lawn weed that pops up in the summer months and steals space and nutrients from the soft grass that you want in your yard. Crabgrass destroys not only your grassy lawn and gorgeous flowers, but can also cause damage to your driveway and walkways. Let’s have a look at some proven ways to deal with crabgrass, as well as some ways to prevent the problem in the first place.
Get Professional Help
The best way to get rid of crabgrass is to hire professionals to take care of it. Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping, Inc. specializes in lawn care and have the weed control skill and experience necessary to eliminate crabgrass without damaging the grass, flowers, plants, or hardscaped areas of your yard. With the help of the professional Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping, Inc. team, you can take back your yard!
Don’t wait until you see the crabgrass in the summer to start removing it. Instead, call in the professionals to do some prevention work in the spring. They will be able to keep crabgrass from taking hold in your yard in the first place. This is done using a pre-emergent herbicide that prevents the crabgrass seeds from sprouting. Taking care of crabgrass before it starts growing roots will ensure that the rest of your lawn and plants grow healthier, stronger, and fuller during the months leading up to summer.
Crowd Out Crabgrass with Healthy Lawn
Another preventative measure is to encourage your lawn to grow strong and deep roots. This way, crabgrass is essentially crowded out by healthy grass. A great way to do this is to sign up for our fertilization and lawn care program. A healthy lawn also means that it will be able to thrive with a deep, infrequent irrigation schedule. This method of watering and encouraging deep roots will help the lawn prevent crabgrass, which has shallow roots and requires frequent watering. However, since this sort of watering schedule can be a difficult balance to strike, it’s best to consult a lawn care professional to set up your irrigation system and watering schedule.
Plan for Next Season
Crabgrass germinates during specific times of the year. It requires warm temperatures and just enough sunlight to really thrive, so it’s important to get on top of the problem as early in the growing season as possible. Schedule your lawn maintenance for this time so that the crabgrass doesn’t have time to germinate before the weather gets too warm.
If you have missed the window for preventative treatments, don’t despair. Even though summer is now upon us, you can start to get crabgrass under control now for a crabgrass-free lawn next year this time. Give your lawn the opportunity to grow out strong and healthy next spring by contacting Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping, Inc. and schedule your lawn maintenance program today!